No one approach is "the right one" so I choose to be open to see which is more
effective for the distinctive needs of the clients. I draw a lot from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Psychodynamic Principles, Gestalt Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
Her Thoughts on Counseling
Counseling is an inviting space that provides one with the necessary skills and tools to walk
through the ebbs and flows of life. The cathartic nature of it is made for one and all, giving the
greatest gift of self-awareness which then leads to self-empowerment.
Why I Chose Counseling?
I must have been 14 when my mother introduced me to her long lost love of psychology. Ever
since then, I was certain of my major. More often than not, being a good listener is not only
about sitting in silence but knowing when and how to break it. It has always been important for
me to help people feel heard loud and clear. I found interest in counseling with a desperate
need to find compassion for others in different ways than we are taught. Learning about the art
of caring gives my life a strong sense of meaning and purpose
I find it crucial the client knows the ball is always in their court. It is well within
their agency to overcome distressing moments. It's only a matter of time until discovering unique
strengths and employing them. I attempt to direct the therapy by providing a space of complete
acceptance for the client to get in touch with their most vulnerable.
Concerns Close To My Heart
Extending support and help for individuals tackling Depression, Anxiety and Self-Esteem Issues
are some concerns I hold close to my heart.
How I Handle Stress
The company of self enables a lot of insight for me on most days. In a stressful situation, I lock
myself in the room to do anything or nothing that I want to do. That may include playing the
piano, singing, dancing, cleaning up well or mindless scrolling on various meme pages.
On days that doesn't work, because healing is cyclical and not linear, I phone my friend(s) and
seek reassurance until I'm at ease.